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Meaning of PATIENCE

Pronunciation:  'peyshuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a card game played by one person
  2. [n]  good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

PATIENCE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: forbearance, longanimity, solitaire
 Antonyms: impatience
 See Also: canfield, card game, cards, crapette, good nature, klondike, Russian bank



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pa"tience\, n. [F. patience, fr. L. patientia. See
1. The state or quality of being patient; the power of
   suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils
   or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression,
   calamity, etc.

         Strenthened with all might, . . . unto all patience
         and long-suffering.                   --Col. i. 11.

         I must have patience to endure the load. --Shak.

         Who hath learned lowliness From his Lord's cradle,
         patience from his cross.              --Keble.

2. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for
   something due or hoped for; forbearance.

         Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
                                               --Matt. xviii.

3. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.

         He learned with patience, and with meekness taught.

4. Sufferance; permission. [Obs.] --Hooker.

         They stay upon your patience.         --Shak.

5. (Bot.) A kind of dock ({Rumex Patientia}), less common in
   America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.

6. (Card Playing) Solitaire.

Syn: {Patience}, {Resignation}.

Usage: Patience implies the quietness or self-possession of
       one's own spirit under sufferings, provocations, etc.;
       resignation implies submission to the will of another.
       The Stoic may have patience; the Christian should have
       both patience and resignation.

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